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Tuesday, April 16

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Cory has four girlfriends. While each woman knows her relationship with Cory is not exclusive, none of them (well, maybe Bethany) knows that Cory is committed to four extremely different women. And when he's with them, he doesn't think about the other ones. And while he doesn't think it's optimal for him or them, it is what it is.

This has been going on for almost a year. He's been with Bethany the longest, about 14 months. It's been 11 with Gaia. Seven with Katie. And with Bentley (yes, her real name), about three. Last year, things had been so new and so nebulous with Bethany that they didn't bother with gifts. But this year, a present is required. For all of them. And Cory, not a man of fantastic means, turned to Craig.

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Bethany had recently bought her first condo. He knew she wished that he'd have moved in with her, but obviously, Cory wasn't at all ready for that. He was the most open with Bethany - about everything really - and when he found this ad, he showed it to her. They went to go look at it and it was perfect for Bethany's place. Cory and Bethany loaded it up into his Scion van and hauled it up three flights of stairs. Bethany unpacked her dishes in it and then made dinner. When he left, she put her palm on the door after him and wondered which of the three he was off to next. She guessed the hippie one. It was almost not worth it anymore.

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Gaia was "the hippie one." Her real name was Gretchen, actually, but renamed herself in high school. She was the girl who most irritated and delighted Cory. Gaia had nothing of Bethany's steadiness, but was as dependable. But he counted on her not to have stocked cabinets or a fully funded IRA. He counted on her to come up with some scheme that made her spend half the year in Alaska fishing for salmon, or building a float for a Catholic high school girls' lacrosse team. She'd had this old Vanagon since high school and it was always breaking down. Cory figured that if he still wanted to see where life took Gaia, he'd better help her out.

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Katie was the type of girl who personified the Southport stop on the Brown Line. That kind of cute, blond girl whose winter coat was fashionable but not nearly warm enough. Cory found that she was prone to laziness and was really most on her game when you sent her mixed signals of praise and blame.


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Bentley came from money. And although she never, ever talked about it or showed it, Bentley's lack of job and surfeit of Whole Foods bags gave her away. She lived in the top floor of a three-flat in Pilsen, but planned to move out of the city and become a sustainable farmer at some point. So she collected farm implements when she could. Cory remembered his own youth on his father's small farm and remembered digging hole after hole for fences. This auger would have come in handy, for sure.

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